Dr. Raffaella Messina is an Italian board-certified neurosurgeon. She was trained in neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Bari, Italy and was fellow in pediatric neurosurgery in Rome, where she spent than 5 years working as a consultant neurosurgeon at the IRCCS Institute for Treatment and Research - Bambino Gesu Children\'s Hospital. She is currently consultant neurosurgeon in the University Hospital in Bari, Italy. Her major field of interest is pediatric neurosurgery, in which she has focused her main scientific activity. She had the opportunity to improve her surgical skills and to achieve the board certification of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN), attendance in the three-year cycle of the European Post-Graduate Course in Pediatric Neurosurgery, in Germany, Finland, and Spain.